Life is a journey and we all go through challenging and difficult times where a helping hand is needed. I strive to provide a safe, trusting environment to ensure all clients feel comfortable during our sessions. Growing up I have always had a desire to listen and help those around me. After my first psychology class in high school I knew I found my passion. I became a therapist so I can assist individuals through the daily life challenges we face. As a therapist I draw on my training from my undergrad education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and my master’s education at George Williams College of Aurora University (2019). As a therapist I draw on my professional background and training from my experiences in early start/first start programs, an inpatient hospital, an intensive outpatient program and at a counseling to advocate and support each individual through their challenges.
I have been working with adolescents and adults (12 years old and up) in an individual therapeutic setting since 2019. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, self-worth and life transitions. I help individuals process difficult emotions and cope with self-harming, low self-esteem, self-criticism, fear, loneliness and co-dependency. I take a solution-focused and strength-based approach and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialect behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing tailored to meet each client’s goals.
Empathy, acceptance and genuineness are three qualities I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. I am dedicated to help you through difficult times, feel stronger, and advocate for any need’s clients have. Each client has their own unique story and experiences and it is my job to help you grow and create positive changes.